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University of Salford

Applied Psychology (Addictions)

This course will equip you with valuable insights into topics including: the psycho-pharmacology of addiction; the recent interest in addictive behaviours; and the wide ranging implications of addiction for society.

You'll find the course particularly relevant if you are working in the NHS or independent healthcare sector (including addiction clinics) and want to develop your knowledge and understanding of substance misuse and dependence, and other addictive behaviours.

Entry requirements

To gain entry onto this course, you should hold an upper second class honours degree in psychology or another health/social care related discipline, such as counselling, health sciences, nursing.

We also welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Course modules

  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • The Psychopharmacology of Drugs and Addiction
  • Addictive Behaviour
  • Drugs, Addiction and Society
  • Dissertation

Assessment methods

Essays, presentation, research proposal and dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Study awards include: Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship; University of Salford student loyalty discount; Country bursary scheme (for international students only).


For up-to-date fees, visit the University of Salford's website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 3 years
PgCert Full-time September 2017 - 4 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 9 months
Part-time September 2017 - 2 years
Full-time September 2017 - 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

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